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Self-Care and Other Resources

The Dean of Students office is here to help students through any difficulty they may have whether it is academic or personal in nature.  Students are advised that they may always seek out assistance from the Dean of Students team where we can either help resolve concerns, or point students towards the most appropriate resource.  Our team has built a relationship with Riverside Community Care so that when necessary we may direct students to the most appropriate support.

Beyond direct assistance, the Dean of Students office is here to also provide indirect help through the resources listed on this page.  Please find below many local and national organizations, directories, help lines, and even information for maintaining a healthy student work/life balance.

Lastly, we always want to make sure that we are sharing information that is relevant and current.  If you see an area that is not mentioned/served below, know of essential information to add, or simply have a request for an addition; please share it with us at deanofstudents@williamjames.edu.

Local Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

South Shore Mental Health Center Discovery
South Shore Mental Health is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and adults experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Creates awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP)
Is a broad-based inclusive alliance of suicide prevention advocates, including public and private agency representatives, policy makers, suicide survivors, mental health and public health consumers and providers and concerned citizens dedicated to working together to reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm in the Commonwealth.

Mental Health America Affiliate
Mental Health America affiliates bring together mental health consumers, parents, advocates and service providers for collaboration and action.

Network of Care
Community-based resources and tools for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers.

Eating Disorder Hope
A directory of Massachusetts treatment Centers

Suicide Prevention Guide
A comprehensive guide that aims to lower the stigma associated with suicide, depression, and getting help. It also highlight suicide risk factors, warning signs, high-risk populations, and other resources.

Help and Crisis Lines

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text “START” to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Parent Hotline
1-800-840-6537

Teen Lifeline
1-800-248-TEEN

Veteran and Service Member Resource

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Hotline
Staffed 24/7 with Mental Health professionals who can refer callers to one of more than 120 VA crisis centers closest to them.  Their goal is to get the veteran the best immediate help needed: 800-273-8255.  Spanish speaking line is 888-628-9454

Veterans Crisis Line online chat
Caring qualified VA professionals are standing by to provide free and confidential support.  Use the Veterans Chat to get online support anonymously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

Real Warriors Live Chat
A trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide the guidance and resources you’re looking for.  Access our privacy policy and disclaimers to see our commitment to your confidentiality.  Call 866-966-1020 or LOG ON – 24/7 – for Real Warriors Live Chat.

The PTSD Coach app
Helps you learn about and mange symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.  Free PTSD Coach download from: iTunes and now also on Android Market. 

Coaching into Care
National VA call center for family members and friends of Veterans.  We provide support, a listening ear, information and referral, and a coaching service that helps callers improve their communication with a Veteran, self-care and development a plan to help their Veteran become engaged in mental health care if needed.  We are available M-F 8am to 8pm ET, after which our calls roll over to our partner, the Veterans Crisis Line.  Our number is (888) 823-7458.

Wellness

Boston Sports Club
Building a great member experience through fresh, innovative programs and state-of-the-art equipment is at the heart of what we do. Our full-service, first-class facilities feature:  Motivating group exercise classes, State-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weight areas, certified personal trainers, Swimming pools and racquet sports, Babysitting and kids programs

Choosemyplate.gov
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, CNPP focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics. 

DBSA Wellness Tracker
FREE online tool to help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life. 

Massachusetts Healthy Changes Initiative
Promotes wellness for people with mental illnesses by taking action to prevent and reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10 year time period.  The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) has created the Healthy Change Initiative with resources and tools designed to improve the health and lifestyles of individuals living with psychiatric disabilities.

The November Project
FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. The movement is using a simple sense of accountability (verbal) to motivate and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to get out of their beds and get moving.

RescueTime.com
RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.

Social Boston Sports
Provides the community with an organized way to get involved in coed recreational sports leagues, events, and adventure trips throughout Boston.

TimeManagement.com
Free tips, articles and an e-course on how to be more effective, get more done each day, with less effort. For individuals, managers & students

Trauma and Sleep Guide
Tips for People with Trauma-related Sleep Problems. Courtesy of Tuck –an organization that advances better sleep. 

Substance Abuse

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Promote public awareness of alcoholism, drug dependency and substance abuse by:  offering community education; educating insurers; partnering with treatment providers; and educating health care providers and the public to reduce the stigma of addiction.

MA Substance Abuse Helpline
The Helpline is a Massachusetts resource providing free and anonymous information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. The Helpline is committed to linking consumers with comprehensive, accurate, and current information about treatment and prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Contact the Helpline at: 800-327-5050 Mass Relay: 711

Alcoholics Anonymous of Eastern Massachusetts
AA Central Service Committee of Eastern Mass local meetings: www.aabosmeetings.org

Student Organizations

Student Organizations